Safe Families for Children

A national movement giving help and hope to families in crisis

About

Safe Families for Children is a network of volunteer host families that extends the community safety net by providing parents with a loving respite home where they can safely place their children in times of crisis, such as illness, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse or domestic violence.

Safe Families gives parents in crisis time, support and flexibility to work through challenges without fear of losing custody of their children. Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their children during program participation, with the goal of being reunited in their own home. Host families, prompted solely by compassion, are screened, trained, and serve without compensation. These dedicated community members are recruited through local congregations and community organizations.

 

How can you help?

Become a Safe Families for Children volunteer, become a Host Family or donate online.

Our Stories

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FTH House Parents Needed

FTH House Parents Needed

Catholic Community Services is seeking an experienced live-in house parent couple committed to helping at-risk pregnant/parenting young women to grow the skills necessary to protect and nurture their children. St. Brigid, located in Northeast Salem, is a transitional...

Giving Tuesday in May – Your Support Will Be Matched!

Tuesday May 5 has been designated as a new May Giving Tuesday, and we hope you will consider praying for and making a special gift for the young moms and babies served by Father Taaffe Homes and Pregnancy Support Services. Father Taaffe Homes is a 100 percent donor...

CCS and PacificSource Enter Partnership

CCS and PacificSource Enter Partnership

The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement and PacificSource Health Plans recently committed $400,000 in joint funding to support Fostering Hope Initiative (FHI), from Catholic Community Services. The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement provided...